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You Can Now Buy Packets of Sriracha

Jan 21, 2016

Good news for people who love to put sriracha on everything: The Huy Fong Foods hot sauce now comes in "to-go" packets., backed by investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, offers 50-packs for $14.99 each and 200-packs for $34.99 each, and urges customers to " stay on the lookout for [the packets] at restaurants, fast food chains, stadiums, campuses and more to come throughout the year." The brand went also viral a couple of years ago when it launched keychain-sized sriracha bottles.

While many fans of the Huy Fong Foods page on Facebook seem excited about the packets, some are chastising the Los Angeles-area brand for allowing the condiment to be sold in packaging that is not eco-friendly. "No no Huy Fong Foods, Inc., creating more garbage for the landfill is not the kind of game change you should be going for," one wrote.

Other users shared ideas for sriracha products that they would like to see next: "hair gel????"

Photos: An Inside Look at a Sriracha Factory

Chilies are ground in a mixing machine.
Jalapeno peppers, grown in nearby Ventura County, are crushed inside the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, Calif.Peter Bohler for TIME
Chilies are ground in a mixing machine.
Lids for Sriracha bottles flow into a large container.
The bottles for Sriracha are made and printed on site. Here, new bottles come off the conveyer belt.
A forklift moves barrels of chili around the warehouse where they are stored until needed for processing into Sriracha, Chili Garlic and Sambal Olek—ground chilis with no added ingredients.
Uncapped barrels of chili are pumped into the mixing room.
Sugar and powdered garlic are added to the mixture, which is ground again into Sriracha.
Bottles of Sriracha being filled. When CEO and founder David Tran started making chili sauce in Vietnam, he and his family hand-filled bottles with spoons.
Filled and capped bottles of Sriracha come off the assembly line and are organized for boxing.
A machine boxes Sriracha for shipping.
A worker adds steel supports to a pallet of barrels. The supports allow Huy Fong to stack the barrels on top of each other without the weight of the chili crushing the barrels.
Jalapeno peppers, grown in nearby Ventura County, are crushed inside the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, Calif.
Peter Bohler for TIME
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